Commission on Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases
2022 ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DEATH PENALTY REQUIREMENTS
The Capital Commission has extended for calendar year 2022 the authorization for attorneys to meet their death-penatly CLE requirements by live webinars that comply with the requirements for accreditation by the Commission on CLE, and the Capital Commission death penalty CLE accreditation requirements.
View the memo issued by the Capital Commission.
The Commission on Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases administers the requirements of the Rules for Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases including the certification of attorneys who are eligible to be appointed to represent indigent capital defendants.
- Rules for Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases (Appt. Coun.R)
- Commission Roster
- Annual Report (2021)
- Statewide List of Attorneys Certified to Accept Appointments in Capital Cases
Capital Defense Training Requirements
In the two-year period prior to seeking certification for appointment as trial counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases pursuant Appt.Coun.R. 3.02 or 3.03 and every two years thereafter, an attorney shall satisfactorily complete at least twelve hours of training on the defense of capital cases accredited by the Commission on Appointment of Counsel in Capital Cases.
Those seeking certification for appointment as appellate counsel pursuant to Appt.Coun.R. 3.04, shall in the two-year prior to seeking certification and every two years thereafter, satisfactorily complete at least twelve of training on the defense of capital cases, of which at least six hours shall be on the appeal of capital cases.
Appointment as Counsel in Capital Cases Forms
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
Staff Liaison to the Commission: